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Simple Way to Double Your Calorie Burn Without Exercise

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It seems like the Holy Grail for dieters…

Increase the number of calories you burn without exercising or changing what you eat. 

This metabolic acceleration would allow you to lose weight far easier than going on a traditional diet that forces you to eat less and go hungry. Nor would you have to exercise yourself into exhaustion.

This isn’t just a fantasy. Researchers recently discovered how to do it.

They published their findings in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

They examined something called diet-induced thermogenesis. This is a process by which your body burns calories by creating heat after a meal. It accounts for up to 15% of all you the calories you burn.

Diet-induced thermogenesis burns calories without you having to do anything. And it turns out there’s a way to accelerate it.

Scientists had volunteers eat a low-calorie breakfast and a high-calorie supper. Then they switched it around and had them eat a high-calorie breakfast and a low-calorie dinner.[1]

After three days, the researchers found that front-loading calories—eating a heavy breakfast and a light dinner–increased the calorie burn from diet-induced thermogenesis by 250%.

They also found that blood sugar and insulin spikes were lower. And so were food cravings, especially for sweets.

The bottom line?

A big breakfast meal and light evening meal can help you lose weight while lowering blood sugar.

Dr. Juliane Richter was one of the study authors. She recommends that overweight as well as healthy people “eat a large breakfast rather than a large dinner to reduce body weight and prevent metabolic diseases.”[2]

Big Breakfast Boosts Your Metabolism

The research confirms two earlier studies:

Italian researchers found that you can increase weight loss by 25% by eating 70% of your calories for breakfast and lunch.[3]

The study found that dieters who front loaded their calories were able to lose 18 pounds in three months, compared to just 14 pounds for people who ate a bigger dinner. 

Another study published in the International Journal of Obesity tracked 420 participants in a 20-week weight-loss program. Half were early eaters, getting more of their calories early in the day. The other half did most of their eating later. They tended to skip breakfast and eat big dinners.[4]

The early eaters lost an average of 22 pounds during the study. The late eaters lost 17 pounds.

Dr. Frank Scheer of Harvard Medical School was an author of the study. The findings show that “the timing of large meals could be an important factor in weight loss.”[5]

The message is clear…

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ll be more successful if you do most of your eating earlier in the day.

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[3] https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-08-health-benefits-earlier.html

[4] https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-07-calorie-intake.html

[5] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/earlier-lunch-might-lead-to-more-weight-loss/